The tax season has just started, but soon enough we'll be barreling toward April 15th.

his year, the IRS has launched an upgrade that could make your life a little easier.

You will be able to track the status of your refund, using your smartphone.

The IRS has a free mobile app that has been redesigned to include a tool that tracks the status of your refund check.

When you e-file, you can start tracking its status just 24 hours after the IRS receive your tax return. If you mail your paperwork into the IRS, the old-fashioned way, you'll have to wait 4 weeks before you can check your refund's progress.

The tax app works on both Apple and Android devices.

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